Trip Start Sep 25, 2007
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This town was pretty peacefull until the trains pulled through at all hours of the night and day, hooting their loud horns at the level crossings.
Next stop was Amistead lake near Del Rio Where we stayed a night for $4 on the lake, the wind was blowing so we moved on again the next day, heading South East along the border.
We hit Laredo on the 23rd and inched our way through the last minute Christmas rush, provisioned up and headed to the Casa Blanca State Park. Very close to to the City, the park had a lot of full time residents taking up all the prime spots. We put the boat in the water and tested out the motor, she ran like a dream.
We talked about leaving Christmas eve because the site we had was pretty crappy and not level, but while James and I were out fishing in the boat mum called on the 2-way. Hurry back guys, one of the best waterfront sites has just been vacated. We had to stake our claim before someone else.
We cruised back to the site's private beach and started to relocate all our chairs and bikes while Bev pedaled furiously back to the main gate to re-book the new site. After convincing the rangers the woman who had left wasn't coming back they eventually gave us the site. This was us for Christmas now.
James was enjoying himself as the fish were biting and caught a big catfish and 2 huge carp.
Christmas Day was not the affair we have been accustomed to in the past. The kids had a couple of small presents each and $20 each from their Grandpa and Granny Carol.
This lady lived in a broken down van with tarps strung all around and 3 dogs. She had no money and was close to being evicted. Larry was 4th in the pecking order and not being loved as he should have.
Larry has settled in nicely now with the kids vying for his attention constantly. He howled for the first couple of days, only when he wasn't out walking and meeting other dogs or getting attention from us.
Off we go, headed for McAllen where we plan to cross the border to Mexico.
Till next time,
The McGregors 6.